Las Vegas, NV - Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pennsylvania will be the scene of the Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes this Monday, September 9. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be featured as they chase the winner's share of the $400,000 purse for 6 1/2 furlongs on Presque Isle Downs' dirt track.
A field of 11 older females has been confirmed for the Presque Isle Downs Masters - race 6 on the Monday card. Post time is 7:40 PM. Let's take a brief look into the past performances of all 11 combatants for this Grade 2 stakes.
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2013 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes Race Favorite Entries
Groupie Doll - reigning Eclipse Award winner for Female Sprinter and defending champion in this race placed in all nine of her 2012 starts including wins in the Grade 1 Madison Stakes and the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint but has just one start since a second place finish in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct November 24 - an OK third in the Grade 3 Gardenia at Ellis Park August 10. She has been money in graded stakes races but has certainly been lightly raced the last 10 months. Still, Groupie Doll is the most dangerous entry in the field and the one that everyone has their eyes on ahead of the Masters. She is the 6-5 favorite on the morning line and breaks from post 10 Monday.
Judy the Beauty - Wesley Ward trained filly has four wins and six seconds in 10 career starts but was off for seven months before an Allowance Optional Claiming score in April at Keeneland. Her last two races have been of the graded stakes variety resulting in a pair of good seconds. Last time out was in the Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap behind Starship Truffles at Calder July 6 after a second in the Grade 3 Winning Colors at Churchill Downs in May. She has yet to record a graded stakes score but has finished second in all five she's entered so far. She's been knocking on the door and hopes for a breakthrough Monday. Judy the Beauty goes off as the 5-2 second choice and lines up in post 9 - right beside the overwhelming favorite Groupie Doll.
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Winning Image - Michael Aro pupil enters the Master having won four straight minor stakes races - the Sweet and Sassy Stakes and the Dashing Beauty at Delaware Park, the My Juliet Stakes at Parx and the Willa On the Move Stakes at Laurel Park back in December. Before that was two second place finishes in minor stakes action in the winter. She has been scorching hot since October and will be looking for her first graded stakes score Monday after an eighth in her only other graded start - the Grade 2 Honorable Miss at Saratoga last August. She enters the Masters with some expectations and is being sent off as the third choice at 4-1 odds.
Queen`s Award -has a second place finish and a third in five starts this year - both of those results coming in her last two starts. Last time out was a second in the Grade 3 Chicago Handicap at Arlington Park after a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Keeneland in April. She has four wins, four seconds and five third place finishes in 25 career starts but will be looking for her first stakes win Monday. Queen's Award is the 5-1 fourth choice and breaks from the far outside Post Monday.
Sounds of the City - Alan Goldberg trained mare has 18 career starts with four wins, four seconds and five third place finishes but raced for the first time in stakes company in May when she finished fifth in the minor Very One Stakes at Pimlico. She has three minor stakes starts since - a second in the Smart and Fancy, a third in the Klassy Briefcase and a fifth last time out in the Sportech Caress Stakes at Saratoga August 2. She has yet to break through in stakes company but has shown winning form in the past - three straight Allowance Optional Claiming scores between August 2012 and March 2013. Sounds of the City breaks from post 2 at 6-1 odds.
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Mystic City - has a win, a second and a third place finish in six starts this year - the best of which was a repeat win in the minor Windward Stakes on this track June 30. Since then she had a fourth in the minor On the Bus Stakes July 19 and a second in an Allowance here August 19. Mystic City has 33 career starts with five wins, five seconds and five third place finishes. She is being sent off at 8-1 odds from post 5.
Lotta Lovin - Michael Maker trained filly had a nice win in the minor Likely Exchange Stakes at Turfway Park January 19 after a decent third in the Holiday Inaugural Stakes also at Turfway December 1. She had a distant ninth in the Grade 2 Raven Run in October, a fifth in the Grade 3 Doubledogdare in April and a good third in the Grade 3 Arlington Matron among her graded stakes results. Last time out was an Allowance score at this distance on this track after a second in the minor Northern Fling Stakes here in July. She has eight wins, two seconds and two third place finishes in 23 career starts but looks for her first graded stakes score Monday. She won a stakes race in 2012 on this track, is 8-1 on the morning line and breaks from post 8.
Purely Hot - Nick Caruso trained filly enters the Masters on a five race win streak - three straight Starter Allowance scores on this track this summer included. She makes her stakes debut Monday having placed in 10 straight races dating back to November. She is undefeated on this track and departs from post 6 at an intriguing 10-1 odds Monday.
Allwewantforxmas - Michael Trobetta trained filly makes her graded stakes debut Saturday but enter having won two of her last three starts and three of five - the last two wins coming on this track. Last time out was an Allowance score August 14 and she also had a Claiming score June 19. She has yet to place in a stakes race in three tries but enters the Masters in decent form. She will line up in post 3 and is currently listed at 15-1 odds on the morning line.
Srikinglybeautiful - Todd Beattie trained filly has five career starts with three wins and a second place finish. She enters Monday's race on a two race win streak - both Allowance races on this track the last two months. She makes a big step up in competition Monday but appears ready. Srikinglybeautiful is one of the two longest shots in the field at 20-1 odds and departs from post 4.
Tot Cor - Lance Stokes trained filly races in stakes company for the first time Monday having finished in the money in all of her five career starts. Last time out was a second in an Allowance on this track August 8 after a win and another second in similar races on this track this year. Tot Cor is 20-1 on the morning line - the longest shot in the field.
2013 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 6 on Presque Isle Downs's Monday card with a Post Time of 7:40 PM.
|1||Toto Cor||P. Morales||L. Stokes|
|2||Sounds of the City||A. Serpa||A. Goldberg|
|3||Allwewantforxmas||S. Spieth||M. Trombetta|
|4||Srikinglybeautiful||. unknown jockey||T. Beattie|
|5||Mystic City||P. Rodriguez||M. Ferraro|
|6||Purely Hot||H. Vega||N. Caruso|
|7||Winning Image||J. Caraballo||M. Aro|
|8||Lotta Lovin||R. Napravnik||M. Maker|
|9||Judy the Beauty||D. Flores||W. Ward|
|10||Groupie Doll||R. Maragh||W. Bradley|
|11||Queen's Award||K. Desormeaux||E. Caramori|